Thursday, January 7, 2010

Charges Dropped In Halloween Shooting

Boy o' boy, isn't this curious after all the commentary coming from the police and county executive.

WaPo via AP says murder charges have been dropped against Devon Dixon accused in a Halloween party shooting in Clarksville that killed a Silver Spring man and paralyzed another guest.

State's Attorney Dario Broccolino says there wasn't sufficient evidence to proceed to trial. Dixon was charged with killing 19-year-old Aaron Brice of Silver Spring and paralyzing 22-year-old Nathaniel Quick of Columbia.

Police say Dixon remains in the Howard County detention center on unspecified charges. No other warrants have been issued but police say the investigation remains "very active."

The Sun's ExploreHoward blog says Dixon is being held "on a gun charge and a charge of possession with intent to distribute marijuana..."

More from the Sun:

Ivan Bates, another of Dixon’s attorneys, said Wednesday that he had about seven witnesses who could testify that Dixon was not at the scene of the shooting. He said the gun that was found in the house where Dixon was arrested was registered to the owner of the house and was not in Dixon’s possession.

Bates also said police should have checked cell phone records and interviewed all possible witnesses before arresting him.

“I was very bothered because it was definitely a rush” to arrest Dixon, he said.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The police department must love to have Ulman as the county executive. He loves them when things are going well and he is too afraid to stand up to them when things go badly.